Sunday, May 21, 2017

South Florida Vacay

I had the opportunity last week to fly down to Florida to join my mom and aunt for a vacation! I knew I would miss Eric and the children but also was so looking forward to time away. I had not been to that part of Florida in almost 12 years! It was so fun go down memory lane and spend special time with my mom and aunt. 

My first day we had lunch at a marina. So beautiful to eat right on the water. 
 There crazy beasts were everywhere! It was actually kind of shocking. I don't remember this at all growing up down there. Some were huge!
 My elementary school!
 Such breathtaking views
 After taking a walk on the Broadwalk we got to see the moon rise. So incredible (and pictures do not do it justice at all)

 Walking around the Margarita-ville resort. It was so beautiful inside!

 Loved being able to sleep in every day! What a treat!
 Brunch at Ella Cafe. It was so quaint and such delicious food!
 Rosemary caramel latte. Oh my yum!
 Fair skin problems-hiding from the sun at the pool. 

 Brunch at the Broadwalk. 
 Brunch at Warsaw Coffee. The lavender vanilla latte was so good!
 About to fly back to the mountains! Such a wonderful trip!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

These are the days........

Some school days are challenging. And some days look like this......
No matter the day, I do not take for granted the joy and pleasure of educating these four. We are wrapping up our school year here soon and I am excited to move forward. I have some very fun things planned for our next school year and some changes underway. I love being able to reflect and tweak and move forward! Love these students of mine. 

Ice Cream Party

Loving this weather and time outside!

Spring Recital

We are so proud of Everett as he wraps up his second year of piano lessons. Saturday was his Spring piano recital and he did so well. He was so excited to play his piece and spoke with such confidence during his introduction. Not something I could have done at age eight! We are loving watching this little boy grow up. 

A Princess Tea Party

Eleanor was invited last Sunday to a princess tea party at her friend Victoria's house. She was so thrilled! We had lemon cookies, cupcakes, fruit, and tea of course! Eleanor loves all things pink and girly so this was right up her alley. So thankful she has such sweet friends!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fun at Hands On Museum

Our friends invited us to play with them earlier this week at Hands On Museum and we were happy to do so! It had been awhile since we have played and explored there and the children had such a good time. Everett and Hampton enjoyed going on several scavenger hunts (put on by the museum) and putting on a play. Eleanor loved the play grocery store and painting. Thatcher loved the fountains and rice sensory box. Also, he put on a Carolina Panther cheerleader outfit from the dress up box and it took a lot of convincing for him to take it off when it was time to leave! That boy cracks me up.
It was such a fun time with our friends!

Easter 2017

Praise our Father for sending His Son to die on the cross for the atonement of our sins. And better yet? He rose victorious from the grave! As a believer and follower of Christ, this is my favorite day of the year. He has risen! He has risen indeed.